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Sandfield Close Primary School

Science News

Please find in this section news that relates to all the super science work we do at Sandfield Close Primary School. 

The attachments shared below show all the news that we have done in science. 

The link below will take you to some videos showcasing our children on Explorify, together with Miss Eames our Science Lead. Our children are also featured in the area linked under 'Dilraj Kang, Key Stage 2 teacher'.

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/about/tried-and-tested  

Please find below videos of our work and visit with Professor Brian Cox.

Please find below a link to a Blog that Miss  Eames has on the Royal Society website:

https://blogs.royalsociety.org/associate-schools/ 

Please click on the picture below to see a debate on the BBC with Miss Eames on 'Are we teaching children enough about climate change'.

 

Dinosaur Week from the week beginning 8th April 2019 - have a look at the newspaper below that informs you about what we have learnt about dinosaurs this week across the school. Some of our Year 5 children were reporters and they did a fantastic job!

 

Lego Masters!

Sandfield are delighted to be taking part in the Lego First League Juniors project.  Children have given up their lunchtimes to work on the project called Mission Moon.  Sandfield are interested in taking part as the  FIRST LEGO League Junior is an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme for 6-9 year olds and we try and encourage STEM Projects in school.  Mission Moon is this year's theme and the focus is on working as a team.  Our team is busy researching the Moon, they will display their ideas on a Show Me Poster, build a Lego model and program it to move.

    

      

The project ensures teamwork, design, programming and communication skills but it is also fun.  If it goes well this year we hope to have more teams next time.  Watch this space!

 

Lichen Lookers - searching for evidence of clean air!

Eco Club has a new group, children from year 4 were chosen by their teachers to take part in a special survey about the air around school.  The children have decided to call themselves the Lichen Lookers.  We have had several meetings already.

 

We have surveyed the trees on our school grounds.  We met Danielle Kennell, from Leicester City Council, who told us all about Leicester City Council's Clean Air Project.  You may have seen the pollution catchers that we made.

Using a tape measure we learnt how to survey the trees and identify different types of lichen.  Lichen is really interesting and different types of lichen like different types of air.  Some lichens do not like the pollution from cars.

 

      

      

We found out that Sandfield trees have more lichens and a greater variety than the trees on Troon Way.  But we also have a lot of pollution near the front of school from cars.  We would like parents/ carers to switch off their engines when they pick up their children, or better still walk!